Surinam Cod-Fish Balls (Bakkeljauw Balletjes)

Suriname is a small country in South America, but has a extremely mixed populace. It is about a person-tenth bigger than Michigan. The populace is a person of the most ethnically diversified in the world. So every single ethnic group preserves its own lifestyle and food.
Just one of our specialties are fish balls (bakkeljauw balletjes), a tasteful, white cod-fish. It is lower, cleaned and salted and fixed in cool circumstances for a few months in Lofoten (Norwegian) then delivered by container to Suriname, in which the fish first dried, and than lower in helpful parts and vacuum packed for sale in Suriname, Guyana and the Caribbean island beneath the name of Bakkeljauw. Also known as ‘baccaloa in spanish’


1 lb (450) grams of salted cod-fish (bakkeljauw) weighed right after boning and skinning
3 large garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
oil for frying
1 medium egg, flippantly crushed
1 large chopped onion
3-four potatoes
1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
two tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon thinly sliced chopped celery
1 teaspoon freshly floor fantastic black pepper
1-two teaspoon seeded and finely chopped chili pepper (is dependent on your taste)
salt to taste
1/two cup white dry breadcrumbs


Position the cod-fish (bakkeljauw) in cold drinking water, in a glass bowl for about 1-two hours. Discard the drinking water and position the cod-fish in a saucepan with adequate drinking water to go over and convey to a boil around medium-superior heat and simmer for ten minutes. If the fish is way too salty, change drinking water and boil again for about five minutes. Get rid of the saucepan from heat, drain, and established apart to cool. When the cod-fish is cool adequate, eliminate any bones or skin. Squeeze out surplus drinking water, then flake the cod-fish into little parts and established apart.

Prepare dinner the potatoes in a pan of simmering drinking water for 20 minutes. Drain nicely and mash with a potato masher. Place the cod-fish and potato combination in a mixing bowl and add the chopped onions, garlic, chili pepper, celery, parsley, tomato ketchup, medium egg and mix totally. Incorporate second egg if your mix is way too dry.
Protect the bowl and position the mix in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Make minimal balls or little cakes with a tablespoon and than roll your balls in the breadcrumbs.
Warmth some oil in the frying pan and fry on medium heat on every single aspect, until finally your balls (cakes) are golden brown and cooked through.

Get rid of with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with chutney.

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